Think you're an organic aficionado? Then you know that some organic foods pack more nutrients than conventional foods, but there are also some surprising facts about organics that you may have missed. Read on to find out more about organic food.
Research notes that people may buy organic food based on psychological effects. In other words, the label “organic” can change perceptions of taste, calories, and value regardless of whether the food is organic or not.
While organic farmers say that they do not routinely treat their animals with antibiotics, a 2006 study found that a quarter of organic pigs had pneumonia compared to 4% of conventionally raised pigs and their piglets died twice as often.